Monthly Archives: June 2005

It was twenty years ago today

My father died June 30th, 1985. Age 60 with colon cancer. Too young most people would say. He was the oldest of five children and his mother was still alive at the time. I think it must be especially rough … Continue reading

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the show does go on

One of the books I’m currently (re)reading is Tom Wolfe’s “The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test” which chronicles Ken Kesey and his group known as the ‘Merry Pranksters’ as they travel the country in a day-glo painted converted bus wired for … Continue reading

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damn I’m good

My best friend, apart from my wife, was a woman I met thru work in 1984 and subsequently got to know very well over the years. In 1997 she remarried and moved a great distance away. Lost all contact with … Continue reading

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personal “endowment” maybe

Browsing thru a recent copy of Creative Loafing (Charlotte edition) I saw an advert which caused me to pause. According to a local doctor, his practice isn’t about plastic surgery but rather “personal empowerment”. Hmmm. I don’t think it will … Continue reading

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no relation to Karl or Groucho

I would be impressed if I met someone and they understood who Bernard Marx and Carlo Marx were.

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recent additions to my music collection

Three CDs: Tadd Dameron with John Coltrane/Mating Call Elmo Hope/All-Star Sessions (w/Coltrane, Donald Byrd, Philly Joe Jones, Hank Mobley, Paul Chambers, etc.) The Chemical Brothers/Push The Button – I was disappointed in this release compared with previous efforts. Wasn’t as … Continue reading

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revolution nostalgia

So far this year I’ve read 43 books,(I wanna medal, dammit!) most of which were by or about the “beats” or late ’60s radical protesters. So what happened? Where did all that passion go? There are just as many injustices … Continue reading

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